Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sergey Kudrin.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Kudrin vs Alonso Zapata, New York, 1983
2rr1n1k/nq5p/p2p1N1Q/5P2/1P4R1/2p4B/b5PP/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Nh5 w/Rg7 or Qf6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Kudrin vs Mihai Suba, Beer-Sheva, 1984
rr2k3/5p2/p1bppPpQ/2p1n1P1/1q2PB2/2N4R/PP4BP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ ]

c)
Kudrin vs Arthur Bisguier, Fort Worth, 1984
5rnk/1b2rp2/p2p3q/1p1PpPRB/2p1P2Q/2P1P2P/PP5K/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg8+ Rxg8 Rxg8+ Kxg8 Bxf7+ Kg7 Qxe7 if Qxe3 Be6+ mates ]

d)
Kudrin vs Dragan Barlov, Valjevo, 1984
q3r1k1/2r3p1/pp1RPB1p/2n4P/P5Q1/2P3P1/2P3bK/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 if Nxe6 Rxc7 g5 Re7 ]

e)
Kudrin vs Slobodan Martinovic, Valjevo, 1984
3r2k1/3bqpp1/p2p4/1p2p2Q/4P2b/P1rB4/1PP5/1K3RR1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ if Kf6 Qh6# ]



Kudrin Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Kudrin vs William Watson, London, 1987
r4rk1/1bp2pbp/p1Nqp1pn/1p1P4/1n3PP1/2N1B2P/PPP3B1/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Qd7 Nc5 ]

b)
Kudrin vs Branko Stanojevic, Geneva, 1988
r1bq1rk1/pp2p1bp/2p2pp1/3nP1N1/8/3B4/PPPBQPPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Nxh7 if Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Bxg6 ]

c)
Kudrin vs Darcy Lima, Las Palmas, 1989
1r2rnk1/p7/2b2Ppb/1p1pP2p/1P1B3q/P3R1N1/2BQ2P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ f7+ Kxf7 Rf3+ if Kg7 e6+ Kh7 Rf7+ ]

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